Btec Applied Science Level 3 Extended Certificate at Wetherby High School
This course is for learners who are interested in learning about the science sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in applied science.
The course consists of four units three which are mandatory one which is optional,
The course covers a range of areas within each scientific discipline both theoretically and practically
Unit 1 – principles of science - This unit covers some of the key science concepts in biology, chemistry The topic areas covered in this unit include: animal and plant cells; tissues; atomic structure andbonding; chemical and physical properties of substances related to their uses; waves and their application in communications.and physics.
Unit 2 practical science techniques- Learners will be introduced to quantitative laboratory techniques, calibration, chromatography, calorimetry and laboratory safety, which are relevant to the chemical and life science industries
Unit 3 scientific investigation techniques- Learners will cover the stages involved and the skills needed in planning a scientific investigation: how to record, interpret, draw scientific conclusions and evaluate.
Unit 4 is an optional unit to be chosen at a later date
Unit 1 is an externally examined unit consisting of multiple choice, short and extended answer questions in three sections biology chemistry and physics the exam is 1hour 30 mins.
Units 2 and four are task based assignment units and are assessed internally by the subject assessors
Unit 3 is an externally assessed practical unit consisting of planning and carrying out an experiment under controlled conditions followed by a question paper based on the result and scientific method
How to apply
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